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2014: Chumba, Tsegaye victorious in Tokyo
Tokyo, Japan (SportsNetwork.com) - For the fifth time and third straight year, a Kenyan won the Tokyo Marathon.

This time it was Dickson Chumba, who recorded the fastest marathon in history during the month of February. His time was a personal best 2:05.41 to gain his third career marathon victory. Chumba, 27, also won the Eindhoven Marathon in 2012 and Rome Marathon in 2011.

Ethiopia's Tadese Tola finished second, followed by his countryman Sammy Kitwara.

On the women's side, Ethiopia's Tirfi Tsegaye gave her country its third straight Tokyo Marathon title. Tsegaye posted a winning time of 2:22.23. Berhane Dibaba, also of Ethiopia, finished second, just .07 seconds behind Tsegaye. Lucy Kabuu of Kenya was third.

It was Tsegaye's four career marathon victory. She won the Dubai Marathon in January 2013 and has been a winner at Paris, Shanghai and Porto.
Tokyo Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries

London Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries | USA: MW

London Marathon Champions (Women's Division)
YearWinnerTimeCountry
2013 Priscah Jeptoo2:19:19Kenya
2012Mary Keitany2:20:15Kenya
2011Mary Keitany2:19:19Kenya
2010Liliya Shobukhova2:22:00Russia
2009Irino Mikitenko2:22:11Germany
2008Irino Mikitenko2:24:14Germany
2007Zhou Chunxiu2:20:38China
2006Deena Kastor2:19:36United States
2005Paula Radcliffe2:17:42United Kingdom
2004Margaret Okayo2:22:35Kenya
2003Paula Radcliffe2:15:24United Kingdom
2002Paula Radcliffe2:18:56United Kingdom
2001Deratu Tulu2:23:57Ethiopia
2000Tegla Loroupe2:24:33Kenya
1999Joyce Chepchumba2:23:22Kenya
1998Catherina McKiernan2:26:26Ireland
1997Joyce Chepchumba2:26:51Kenya
1996Liz McColgan2:27:54United Kingdom
1995Malgorzata Sobanska2:27:43Poland
1994Katrin Dorre2:32:34Germany
1993Katrin Dorre2:27:09Germany
1992Katrin Dorre2:29:39Germany
1991Rosa Mota2:26:14Portugal
1990Wanda Panfil2:26:31Poland
1989Veronique Marot2:25:56United Kingdom
1988Ingrid Kristiansen2:25:41Norway
1987Ingrid Kristiansen2:22:48Norway
1986Grete Weitz2:24:54Norway
1985Ingrid Kristiansen2:21:06Norway
1984Ingrid Kristiansen2:24:26Norway
1983Grete Weitz2:25:29Norway
1982Joyce Smith2:29:43United Kingdom
1981Joyce Smith2:29:57United Kingdom
Jeptoo, Keflezighi win Boston Marathon titles
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Kenya's Rita Jeptoo claimed her second straight Boston Marathon title on Monday and Meb Keflezighi became the first American male to win the oldest marathon in 31 years.

Jeptoo crossed the finish line in a course record time of 2 hours, 18 minutes and 57 seconds, shattering the previous mark of 2:20:43 set by Kenya's Margaret Okayo in 2002.

It was the third Boston Marathon victory for Jeptoo, as she first claimed the title in 2006. Six others have also won at least three Boston titles and only fellow Kenyan Catherine Ndereba has four.

Keflezighi then held off Kenya's Wilson Chebet to capture the men's crown, finishing in 2:08:37. He won the New York City Marathon in 2009 and became the first American winner in Boston since Greg Meyer in 1983.  continue>>

Boston Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountry | USA: MW

Kimetto, Tsegaye win Berlin Marathon titles
Berlin, Germany (SportsNetwork.com) - Dennis Kimetto of Kenya and Ethiopia's Tirfi Tsegaye won the titles at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday.

Kimetto finished in a time of 2 hours, 2 minutes and 57 seconds, setting a world record while becoming the first man to break the 2-hour, 3-minute mark. The old record was 2:03:23 by Kenya's Wilson Kipsang last year in Berlin.

Fellow Kenyan Emmanuel Mutai finished 16 seconds behind Kimetto, as the two mirrored their finish at the 2013 Chicago Marathon. It was a two-man race, as Ethiopia's Abera Kuma was 2:59 behind the winner in third.  continue>>

Berlin Marathon:  Route | Winners:MWCountriesUSA: MW

Kipchoge, Jeptoo win titles
Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge captured the men's title at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, while countrymate Rita Jeptoo won the women's crown for a second consecutive year.

Kipchoge finished in a time of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 11 seconds to edge Sammy Kitwara by 17 seconds. Dickson Chumba completed the 1-2-3 Kenyan finish by coming in third place, four seconds slower than Kitwara.

It was the first major marathon win for Kipchoge, who captured two Olympic medals in the 5,000 meters.  continue>>

Chicago Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries | USA: MW

2013: Mutai, Jeptoo win NYC titles
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya captured the men's title at the New York City Marathon on Sunday, while countrymate Priscah Jeptoo claimed the women's crown.

Mutai also won the men's title in 2011, making him the first man to win consecutive NYC Marathon crowns since John Kagwe of Kenya in 1997 and '98.

Of course, last year's marathon was canceled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and more than 45,000 runners took the course on Sunday.  continue>>

New York City Marathon:  Route | Winners: MWCountries | USA: MW

Standings (Men)Standings (Women)Fastest

2014-14 World Marathon Championship - Leaderboard (Men)
RankNameCountryPts
1 Lelisa Desisa    Ethiopia 40
2 Tsegaye Kebede    Ethiopia 30
T3 Dennis Kimetto    Kenya 25
T3 Stephen Kiprotich    Uganda 25
T5 Michael Kipyego    Kenya 15
T5 Micah Kogo    Kenya 15
T5 Emmanuel Mutai    Kenya 15
T8 Ayele Absero    Ethiopia 10
T8 Gebreghziabher Gebremairiam    Ethiopia 10
T8 Bernard Kipyego    Kenya 10
The World Marathon Majors is a series consisting of six of the largest and most renowned marathons in the world: Tokyo Marathon, Virgin London Marathon, Boston Marathon, BMW Berlin Marathon, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and ING New York City Marathon. In creating the World Marathon Majors, the organizers of these six races recognized an opportunity to advance the sport, raise awareness of its athletes and increase the level of interest in elite racing among running enthusiasts.

The total score for each athlete in a series will consist of points earned from a maximum of four Qualifying Races during that two-year cycle. To be eligible for the jackpot, an athlete must compete in a minimum of one Qualifying Race during each year of the series.

POINTS PER RACE
1st place - 25 points
2nd place - 15 points
3rd place - 10 points
4th place - 5 points
5th place - 1 point

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